Nazir Afzal Essay Competition
The annual Nazir Afzal Essay Competition, organised by HARM network, is named after British solicitor and former Chief Crown Prosecutor Nazir Afzal OBE who, during a 25 year career, has prosecuted some of the most high profile cases in the country, and led nationally on numerous legal topics including violence against women and girls, child sexual abuse, and honour based violence.
The aim of the competition is to encourage quality research and writing on marginalized victimology themes, engage students and key stakeholders internationally in a creative way, and to drive positive societal change.
- Win a first prize of £500
- Prize winner’s presentation by Nazir Afzal OBE
- Essay published by HARM, University of Central Lancashire
We encourage entries from students and academics, teachers, practitioners, survivors and activists.
Nazir Afzal Essay Competition 2023
"There was one winner that stood out, who made me understand in ways that previously I hadn’t"— Nazir Afzal OBE
“A quite extraordinary piece of work, well researched and very accessible”
- Nazir Afzal OBE.
2020: Mariel McKone Leonard - Not ‘them’, ‘us’: The necessity of recognising ‘harmful traditional practices in all communities
Shortlisted entries: Hannah Begum | Kusqaum Adam